Genesis & Other Stories – Toronto Fringe 2013 Press Release

From Press Release


A play-within-a-play-within-a-church, within a real church!

May 15th, 2013. Toronto ON. “It’s just a play my dad wrote, set in Eden, USA, 1965… and I think we may be… overthinking this.” Following the success of last year’s Fringe hit The Wakowski Bros., Aim for the Tangent Theatre is proud to present their first site-specific outing: the hysterical, church-themed meta-farce: Genesis & Other Stories by rising playwright Rosamund Small.

After his father’s death, Christopher, a theology student, leads a misfit cast of amateur actors in a production of his late father’s play: a hyper-sexed version of Adam and Eve set in 1960’s USA.  Slapstick, satire, and meta-theatre frame a surprisingly complex story about lonely people trying to fill roles on and offstage which don’t match who they truly are.

The play was originally written by Small in 2009, during the first of her three years as a playwright-in-residence with the Paprika Festival. Since then it has received much development, including significant mentorships with Damien Atkins, Susan Coyne, and Ravi Jain. A sold-out production was featured in this year’s festival at the Tarragon Extra Space with the same cast and creative team.

Making her directorial debut is local actress Vivien Endicott-Douglas (Stopheart, Factory Theatre; Forests, Hush, Tarragon Theatre) who takes the reigns after assistant directing Natasha Greenblatt’s The Peacemaker (Next Stage, 2013). Rosamund Small is similarly making buzz, with her new play Vitals premiering in Theatre Passe Muraille‘s upcoming 2013/2014 season, produced by Outside the March and directed by Mitchell Cushman.

Hailed as “Arrested Development meets Noises Off meets community theatre meets Jesus”, the cast and creative team are thrilled to officially debut this play at the beautiful Trinity St. Paul’s United Church. Audiences are invited to engage in this fully immersive, site-specific experience that is equal parts hilarious, moving, and maybe… just a little bit sinful.

Aim for the Tangent Theatre
in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents

Genesis & Other Stories

by Rosamund Small

Directed by Vivien Endicott-Douglas


Featuring:        Jared Bishop

Wesley J. Colford

Tess Dingman

Hayden Finkelshtain

Katie Housley


Lighting Design by Adam Tate-Howarth

Stage Management by Chelsea Ranger



Opens  July 3rd, 2013 runs to July 14th, 2013

At Trinity St. Paul’s United Church, 427 Bloor St. West



Wed.          July 3, 9:00 PM

Thurs.       July 4, 9:00 PM
Fri.            July 5, 9:00 PM

Sat.           July 6, 9:00 PM
Sun.          July 7, 8:00 PM
Tue.           July 9, 9:00 PM
Wed.          July 10, 9:00 PM

Thu.          July 11, 9:00 PM

Fri.            July 12, 9:00 PM

Sat.           July 13, 9:00 PM
Sun.          July 14, 8:00 PM

There is absolutely no latecomer seating.

 Ticket Prices:                

Advance Tickets: $11

At the Door: $10


After June 15th tickets can be purchase online at

or by phone at (416) 966-1062

Payment options: Visa or Mastercard


After July 4th tickets can be purchased in person at the Fringe Tent behind Honest Ed’s (34 Lennox Ave.)